“Caroline has suffered tremendous loss in her life. Perhaps she does she see this position as a way to carry on her father's legacy. That is admirable. However, it doesn't win her my support. I reserve that until she demonstrates a knowledge and concern for the economic issues impacting upstate New York communities.”
Gomea on Jan 3, 2009 at 09:35:55
“Being the most knowledgeable or concerned about a situation does not necessarily mean that you are the best person to fix it! The situation upstate have been deteriorating for years under the watchful eye of many knowledgeable and concerned leaders.
Perhaps this is an opportunity where fame and celebrity can be used to draw attention to a critical issue. I live upstate. I know the situation first hand. When I look at the alternatives for this junior senate appointment, I wonder if anyone in Washington would give them the time of day. Unlike others in the senate who aspire to be president or get rich, here's someone who might simply just want to make a difference.”
“The issue isn't whether Kennedy is more worthy of this post than Palin. As an upstate New Yorker, I want a Senator who is committed to working on the problems facing millions of New Yorkers living North of Westchester County. Kennedy's fly-by-the-seat of her pants "listening tour" of Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo doesn't cut it as of yet.”
“Ask not. you know, what your like country can, you know, do for you. Ask what like, you know, you can do for like your county.
I saw Hillary Clinton speak at a rally recently. She was polished. She was articulate. Her speech wasn't cluttered with "you knows" and "kind ofs". Anyone seeking a position in the public eye would be wise to get training to eliminate those kinds of verbal tics.”
glorialovelace on Dec 29, 2008 at 09:27:29
“They're not just "verbal tics." They show an inability to think fast and a lack of command of the material one is discussing.”